Information Resource Center and Library

The Information Resource Center provides specialized, substantive and accurate information about the United States to Israeli government officials, journalists, researchers, academics, students, NGOs, think tanks and others with a professional interest in the United States and American studies.

The Information Resource Center has an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and periodicals. Our facility is open to the public for research, and materials may be borrowed free of charge.

The collection concentrates on regional security and international relations, history, politics, elections, economics, society and culture.  There is also an extensive selection of the best and latest in American fiction and other literature, as well as American feature films and documentaries.

The Information Resource Center offers the Israeli public:

  • Research and information services
  • A lending library
  • The largest repository of U.S. government information in Israel
  • Computer stations with free internet access
  • Free wireless internet
  • Materials for English-teaching professionals



  • Lexis-Nexis – A leading source for American legal information and newspaper stories
  • ProQuest – An important gateway to journal and magazine articles
  • GaleNet – Detailed biographical information about people in the news
  • JSTOR – A database of academic journal articles
  • CENSUS – Statistical information about the U.S.

and much more…

Membership and Borrowing Privileges:

Permanent residents of Israel aged 16 and up with a valid Israeli ID may borrow items free of charge. A professional staff is available to assist researchers. The staff accepts reference inquiries over the phone, by fax and by email.

  • Up to 4 books for a period of 3 weeks.
  • Up to 3 periodicals for a period of 3 weeks. The periodicals may be borrowed three months after their publication date.
  • Up to 2 DVDs for a period of 7 days.


In most cases, the materials may be renewed by telephone or email.

Non-members are welcome to use the library but may not borrow materials.